Jessie Hunter, DDS
Dr. Hunter is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. A Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.
Dr. Hunter was raised in Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate studies. She received her dental degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Oklahoma Dental School and her pediatric dentistry training from Louisiana State University.
She is a member of the Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been practicing in Allen since 2005. Dr. Hunter lives in Frisco with her husband, Brandon, and three children, Haidyn, Austin, and Dylan.
Karen Coe, DDS
Dr. Coe is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She completed her undergraduate studies at San Tomas University in Colombia, South America, before completing three post graduate residency programs at Miami Valley Hospital of Ohio.
During the next four years, she joined the Ohio State University dental program and completed a General Practice Residency. During one of these years, she was Chief Resident, and during two of these years, she completed a Pediatric Dental Fellowship at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Karen completed her Pediatric Dentistry residency program in Massachusetts with Lutheran Medical Center of New York. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association. Dr. Coe lives in McKinney with her husband, Josh, their two daughters, Kamila and Karissa. She enjoys dancing, traveling, and cooking with her husband and family.
Meet Our Team
Our pediatric dentists in Allen, Texas, absolutely love working with kids, as do the members of our wonderful dental team. We always strive to help children have a fun, happy experience at Allen Pediatric Dentistry by providing excellent customer service and kid-friendly amenities. Learn more about our team members by reading the biographies below.
Lori, Office Manager (RDA)
Lori joined our team as an office manager in December 2013. She has been in dentistry since June of 2000. If you have any concerns with our office, no matter how small, she would love to help you with anything you may need. On the weekends, her husband and family are a big part of her life. She also enjoys reading good books and playing with her chocolate Lab, Ava.
Katrina, Patient Coordinator (RDA)
When Katrina joined our team in 1998, she was already a seasoned veteran in the dental field. Not only is Katrina in charge of coordinating our busy office schedule and accommodating our patients’ scheduling needs, but she is also a registered dental assistant with certifications in CPR, nitrous oxide, radiology, infection control and coronal polishing. Katrina and her husband have two daughters, Danielle and Dayna. Away from the office, she likes to travel (especially to Las Vegas) and spend time with her family and close friends.
Stacy, Accounts Receivable (RDA)
Stacy has been a member of our office since 2002. After working in the back office for many years she is now in charge of our accounts receivable department. Stacy is always happy to answer any questions you have regarding finances. She is also RDA and CPR certified and still lends a hand in the back when we need her. Stacy and her husband, John, have been married since 1999, and together have three children, Marissa, Johnny, and Anthony.
Lindsey, Insurance Coordinator (RDA)
Lindsey joined our practice in April 2016. Although she is new to pediatrics, she has been in the dental field since 2011. She is our Insurance Coordinator and can help with any questions or concerns when it comes to your treatment fees and out of pocket expenses. Lindsey is also RDA and CPR certified. She currently resides in McKinney TX with her husband and three children. In her spare time she likes to relax with her family and enjoys photography!
Erin, Front Desk
Erin is the first warm face you will see when entering our office. She loves to build relationships with patients the minute they walk in the door. If you ever have any requests, please let her know and she would love to help make your experience in our office a great one. Erin grew up in Colorado so during football season you can find her cheering on the Denver Broncos with her husband and their son, Gavin.
Beth, Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Beth attended Ohio State University where she earned her degree in dental hygiene. She joined our team in 2004, bringing her energetic personality with her. As one of our hygienists, Beth travels to area schools and daycare centers to teach kids about their teeth and how to practice good oral health. She says she loves the work environment and energy that kids bring to a dental office because it’s never boring! Beth and her husband, Ron, have two wonderful children. In her spare time, Beth enjoys visiting Napa Valley, going to the beach, and playing Bunco with her close friends.
Lauren, Dental Hygienist (RDH)
After receiving her associate degree in dental hygiene, Lauren went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After working in a general practice in South Texas for two years, she relocated to Dallas to be closer to family. Having always loved working with children, Lauren made the transition to pediatrics and joined our team in 2014. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her miniature schnauzer, Kimber.
Chelsi, Dental Hygienist (RDH) Chelsi graduated from the esteemed dental hygiene program at Tyler Junior College. She has been working in the dental field since 2008 and has truly found her home here at Allen Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time Chelsi enjoys volunteering for community outreach programs as well as reading and binge watching reality TV. She lives in Frisco with her husband, Tyler, and their two miniature schnauzers Pup and Lady.
Keri, Dental Assistant (RDA)
As a registered dental assistant, Keri holds certifications in CPR, nitrous oxide, radiology, infection control, coronal polishing and pit and sealant placement. Keri has a great wealth of knowledge for keeping your child at ease if they become apprehensive. She also finds ways to have fun around the office and maintain high morale, keeping smiles on everyone’s faces. Keri and her husband, John, have a son, John Jr., and twin daughters, Josie and Mya. Together they enjoy camping, canoeing, and spending time with friends and family.
Rachael, Dental Assistant (RDA)
After attending Abilene Christian University for two years, Rachael became a registered dental assistant certified in CPR, nitrous oxide, radiology, infection control, jurisprudence, and coronal polishing. Rachael joined our team in 2010, and ever since then she has loved working with kids and providing them with a positive experience every time they visit our office. Rachael and her husband, Lance, have two adorable children, Camden and Ava. They enjoy traveling, watching old movies, and spending time with their miniature schnauzer, Murphy.
Paola, Dental Assistant (RDA)
Paola joined our team in 2016 shortly after earning her certifications in CPR, nitrous oxide, radiology, infection control and jurisprudence from Collin College. She is a wonderful addition to our team and has really enjoyed working in a pediatric office. Paola married her high school sweet heart in 2015 and then moved to Plano, TX. They love to go camping and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
Carly, Dental Assistant (RDA)
Carly received her RDA certification shortly after joining our office in 2016. She is certified in CPR, radiology, infection control and jurisprudence. She loves helping our patients have the best possible experience every time. Carly is currently attending Collin College and plans on majoring in Nutrition. In her free time, Carly loves to spend time with her friends, family and miniature schnauzer, Addie.
Ciara, Dental Assistant (RDA)
Ciara graduated from dental assisting school in 2014 and has worked in pediatrics ever since. She is certified in CPR, nitrous oxide, radiology, infection control, coronal polishing and pit and sealant placement. Due to her love of the dental field, Ciara is currently attending Collin College to finish her prerequisites for Dental Hygiene school. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, and their 2 chihuahua puppies, Layla and Tuco.
Bucky Beaver, Mascot
Bucky Beaver was born and raised in a nearby forest in Allen, Texas. He became our team mascot in 2000. Ever since then Bucky has traveled all over Allen and it’s surrounding areas teaching kids about their teeth and how to take good care of them. He also teaches kids about nutrition and how eating healthy can keep our teeth strong and free of cavity bugs. Bucky loves seeing the smiles he puts on children’s faces every time he walks into a room. Bucky enjoys swimming, chopping down trees, and playing baseball with his friends!